SIEF Working Groups

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Maryna Chernyavska, Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta
Ave Goršič, Estonian Folklore Archives, Tartu

Body, Affects, Senses, and Emotions
Professor Jonas Frykman.

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage and Property 
Prof. Dr. Kristin Kuutma, Institute for Cultural Research and Fine Arts, University of Tartu Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu, Estonia.
Dr. Anita Vaivade, Latvian Academy of Culture Ludzas 24, Riga, Latvia.

Digital ethnology and folklore

Digital Ethnology and Folklore 
Coppélie Cocq, Co-Chair
Fatma Sağır, Co-Chair e

Ethnology of Religion 

Ethnology of Religion 
Dr. István Povedák, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Szeged.

Food Research 
Prof Dr. Patricia Lysaght, UCD Delargy Centre for Irish Folklore and the National Folklore Collection.
Prof Hakan Jönsson, Lund University.
Prof.dr. Maja Godina Golija, University of Maribor and Institute of Slovenian Ethnology ZRC, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Francophone Working Group 
Dr. Laurent Sébastien Fournier, Department of Anthropology, Aix-Marseille-University, France
Dr. Alfonsina Bellio, GSRL, CNRS, Paris, France​
Board member
Inga Kuzma, University of Lodz, Poland


Historical Approaches in Cultural Analysis 
PD Dr. Michaela Fenske. Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt University, Berlin. 
Dr. Pauliina Latvala, University of Helsinki / University of Turku.

Place Wisdom

Working Group on Migration and Mobility
Prof. Dr. Walter Leimgruber, Department of Cultural Studies and European Ethnology, University of Basel.
Prof. Dr. Jasna Capo, Institute for Ethnology and Folklore, Zagreb, Croatia.

Place Wisdom

Museums and Material Culture
Prof. Dr. Hester Dibbits, lector  of cultural heritage and course director of the Master of Museology at Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) & endowed professor historical culture and education at Erasmus University Rotterdam. . Web:
Dr. Lizette Gradén, Curator/Research Coordinator at the Royal Armoury and Skokloster Castle with the Hallwyl Museum and Affiliate Associate Professor, Dept. of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington. .
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Place Wisdom

Place Wisdom
Prof. Katriina Siivonen, University of Turku. 
Dr. Stella Butter, University of Giessen.

The Ritual Year

The Ritual Year 
Prof. Dr. Irina Sedakova, Russia.
Prof. Dr. Terry Gunnel, Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh.
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International Ethnocartography Network

Space-lore and Place-lore
Dr. Jiři Woitsch, Institute of Ethnology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Prof. dr. Jelka Vince-Pallua, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, Croatia.

Student affairs

Young Scholars Working Group 
Nada Kujundžić (University of Turku/Zagreb)
Alessandro Testa (University of Vienna)